Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
6.6- Bathing Water Quality

Indicator is a state indicator related with the impacts of household wastewaters on the marine and coastal waters.

Every year in bathing season, bacteriological monitoring activities are carried out in sea and in lake water in 34 Provinces with a coast to sea or lake by the Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Public Health in order to protect individual and public health.

The number of bathing area monitored was 1085 in 2010, while it was 1273 in 2017. According to the monitoring results in 2017, among the 1273 bathing areas, 926 bathing areas (73%) were assessed as Class A, 306 bathing areas (24%) as Class B, 41 bathing areas (3%) as Class C and no bathing areas were assessed as Class D  [38].

 

GRAPH 51- COMPARING BATHING AREAS WITH REGARDS TO QUALITY CLASSES (2010-2017)

Source: Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Public Health.